Global head of Seventh-Day Adventists Church arrives in Kenya, meets President Ruto

for Tv47 Digital February 06, 2023, 07:00 AM
Pastor Ted Wilson and President William Ruto at State House Nairobi.
Pastor Ted Wilson and President William Ruto at State House Nairobi. PHOTO/COURTESY

The global head of Seventh-Day Adventists Church is in Kenya. 

Pastor Ted Wilson met President William Ruto at State House, Nairobi, on Sunday February 6. The U.S-based church leader had flown in from Lusaka, Zambia.

"We acknowledge the contribution of the church in the moral formation of the nation, the social and economic empowerment of the people through vast investments in healthcare, education and other social services," said President Ruto after the meeting.

Pastor Wilson, whose official title is "President of the General Conference (GC) of the Seventh-day Adventists", will have a prayer meeting at the ASK Show ground in Nakuru County on Monday February 6.

The church says the event is meant to "celebrate the Lord's goodness upon us."

Pastor Ted Wilson and Kenya's Educations CS Ezekiel Machogu, alongside other officials at State House Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY

Pastor Wilson, an American, was elected head in July 2010. He is married to Nancy Louise Vollmer Wilson, a physical therapist, and they have three daughters and 10 grandchildren.

The Seventh-day Adventists church was introduced in Kenya for the first time in Nyanza in 1906. Worldwide, it has more than 20 million members.

The State House meeting was also attended by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu, Principal Secretary for Internal Security Raymond Omollo, and former Chief Justice David Maraga. 

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